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now is gregory craig, former white house counsel to president obama. i find like many people almost inconceivable that the white house would have had no knowledge of an fbi investigation with the director of the cia. tell me why i shouldn't be skeptical. ? >> the fbi conducts many of investigations sometimes the are high profile and sometimes less high profile. this was a less high profile investigation but the fbi reports through the justice department and it does not notify the white house or the president about investigations that are underway. my experience is that we got told about indictments that were going to be coming forward and we were not consulted or informed about investigations underway. this is not just something that happens with a republican attorney general. >> you are talking about one of the top intelligence agencies. you are talking about the chief and over a sex scandal that could potentially and had brought him down. it is an issue whether you want to have political judgements exercised. there are no rules here. no laws here. no conventions here other than un
counterterrorism and counterespionage issues." yet the white house insists president obama didn't know of the affair until after the election. as for the investigation itself, we've got breaking news on that. we are joined by fran townsend, a member of the cia's external advisory board. she has the breaking news. fran, you've been talking to sources, what have you learned about possible legal fallout? >> it's interesting, anderson. what we understand is that paula broadwell had consented to the search of her homes, but after a discussion between her lawyers and the fbi, they decided to get a search warrant. we understand that they are reviewing documents, but based on what they've seen so far, they say that the classified material is, one, not substantial that they have seen and, two, while it may be a technical violation, it's not egregious. as a result of that, the law enforcement official told me they don't expect that there will be a prosecution related to the unauthorized release of classified information, but that ultimately, that's not a decision that the fbi will make. they wil
counsel to president obama. welcome mr. craig. let me lay the cards on the table, because i find it inconceivable that the white house would have had zero knowledge of an fbi investigation with the director of the cia and tell me why i should not be incredulous. >> you should not be so excited over that issue. the fbi conducts many, many investigations and hundreds of them, and sometimes they are high profile and some not so high profile. this is high profile, but routinely and ordinarily the fbi reports through justice department, and the justice department does not notify the white house tor president about investigations that are under way. my experience is that we got told about indictments that were go ing to be coming forward or about arrests that were going to be made, but we were not consulted or informed about investigations underway. there are a lot of good reasons for that. this is not something that happens with the democratic attorney general, but republican attorney general as well. >> right. let me just jump in, there because it is not any old ordinary investigatio
that the white house made and president obama has it right if there was a criticism to be made, it was in the judgment in retrospect, but certainly, i don't understand impugning the sincerity for doing what ambassador rice is there to do and speaking what she was told to say. >> and someone who obviously operated with president clinton through a very well publicized affair, what do you make of ambassador rice is there to do and speaking what she was told to say. >> and someone who obviously operated with president clinton through a very well publicized affair, what do you make of general petraeus now that we have worked out that this is just about sex and not about secrets being passed or anything else, should he have resigned? >> well, it is his personal decision, and i don't question his decision. i personally don't think that he should have been asked to resign. it is not necessary for him to resign, and i agree with general kimmet that he should look forward to a next chapter in his life. he is a great and courageous man with a personal weakness that many people, men and wo
together at the white house? well, kind of. president obama's hosting the screening of "lincoln" tonight and some historians aren't too thrilled about what's in that movie that's coming up next. >>> but first -- imagine being separated from your family for a year. for more than 100 soldiers from the d.c. national guard and army reserves, that's how long it's been since they have been home. and we were there for their reunion. >> aah! >> i'm happy. >> oh my god! >> all right. how you doing? >> hi. >> good to see you. welcome home. >> been in america again, it's like everything you always dreamed of. >> a bunch of mountains, a bunch of rocks. i'm happy to be back and see grass. >> welcome back, man. glad to see you, man. love you, boy. >> likewise. >> yeah. >> love you guys. >> carried this around me every day. she gave it to me to remind me of what i got back at home and make sure i get back safe. you know? >> welcome home! welcome home! >> thank you. >> hey, man. welcome home! >> welcome back 273rd. >> daddy loves you. >> yes. i love it. it feels good. it feels very good. to know that pe
. >>> another keeping them honest rosht, why was president obama kept in the dark about cia director david petraeus' affair with paula broadwell until after the election. attorney general eric holder knew in late summer of at fair. that information according to the white house was never passed until months later. consider this, the director of the c.i.a. was having an extramarital affair, communicating with his mistress via an unsecure e-mail account and potentially putting national security at risk. obama was asked about the investigation today during the news conference. >> i am withholding judgment. with respect to how the entire process surrounding general petraeus came up. we don't have all of the information yet. but i want to say that i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi and they have a difficult job. and so i'm going to wait and see. >> the white house says there are protocols, that's the word they used, that must be followed when notifying the white house about the criminal investigation. there is a 2007 memo by then attorney general michael mukasey about notifying the
are female and white and don't like president obama. here is gary tuckman. >> reporter: what do you think of barack obama's first term? >> ain't worth a darn. >> not good at all. >> reporter: a sentiment that was common here during his first run for president. here in rural king county, texas only 4% of them chose him in 2008 the lowest for any county in the country. >> reporter: if you could tell him to do one thing what would you tell him? >> to resign. >> reporter: what advice would you give him for the second term? >> retire. >> reporter: king county at home to barack obama's lowest vote percentage but also the county where he received the lowest total votes. here he received five votes. that is right just five votes. the population is small. but mitt romney winning 139-5 made this the president obama worst showing in the u.s. we went to the girl's basketball game. asked mitt romney voters why there was such distaste with barack obama's presidency? >> i thought he sounded like a d disdictator. >> anytime anything goes wrong, he blames it on bush. now it is his fault. >> in 2009, we sp
you when it comes to minorities, will. iowa is a pretty white state. romney lost to obama. maine, really white. vermont, really white. rhode island, very white. ohio, 79% white. in fact, carol, 72% electorate who voted were white. so when romney says oh, minorities got gifts, women got gifts, young voters got gifts, mitt, you wanted to give gifts to the rich. the fact of the matter is that these are americans. these were policies. this is a clueless guy who ignored hispanics, ignored black folks and he paid the price. and thank goodness he lost for stupid comments like this. >> can i respond to that, carol, please? >> absolutely. >> here is the deal. roland is right that mitt romney, if he said -- i'm not sure he said he lost exclusively for these reasons. >> that was a quote. >> hold on, roland. >> that was a quote. >> you point out many areas where this wouldn't have been applicable. this was a quote from mitt romney, with regards to young people, for instance, forgiveness of college loan str tr was a big gift, free contraceptives were very big with college age women. anybody n
majority are white, and almost to a person, they don't much like president obama. here is gary tuchman. >> what do you think of barack obama's first term? >> he ain't worth a damn. no good at all. don't agree with anything he's done. >> reporter: it is a sentiment that was also common here during president obama's first run for president. here in rural king county texas, only 4.9% of voters choes obama in 2008. this time, even lower, 3.4%, the lowest for any county in the country. if you could tell barack obama to do one thing, what would you tell him? >> to resign. >> reporter: what advice would you give him for a second term? >> retire. >> reporter: king county, not only the home for barack obama's lowest vote percentage, also the county where he received the lowest total number of votes. nationwide, the president tallied more than 62 million votes, but here in this county, he received 5 votes. that's right. just five votes. king county's population is small, but mitt romney winning 139-5, made this the president's worst showing in the u.s. we went to the girl's basketball game in gu
when sandy made landfall in this very rare storm in new england. yesterday at the white house president obama was asked about federal response. and he was also asked about his goals for how to deal with climate change and energy. and he seemed to really downplay any expectations of sweeping energy and climate change legislation. saying instead that he was focusing first on the economy and creating jobs. >> i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it has impacted -- as a consequence i think we have an obligation to future generations to do something about it. and understandably i think the american people right now have been so focused and will continue to be focused on our economy and jobs and growth that if the message is somehow we're going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, i don't think anybody's going to go for that. i won't go for that. >> reporter: now, wolf, president obama said that more needs to be done. but he says he wants to have a national conversation talking to scientists, elected officials, engineers. so keeping it very broad. not
, but that upset president obama very much in his news conference yesterday. let's listen. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house, in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> so, mr. chairman, you know, the president, obviously, very critical there. you have called for susan rice's resignation. however, she had the same information that david petraeus had, apparently given by the dni, apparently given to people who were doing interviews. how does that square? >> actually, i think we'll find out, that was not the information that the cia had. it's not the information that david petraeus had. and that's why his testimony on september 14th was so unusual. the fact is, without going into all the details, documents we've seen show that within 24 hours of the attack, people in the intelligence community believe that this was a terrorist attack, that it was a planned attack. and so when they knew that, the day aft
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